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La Placita Cafe

#267 of 1,592 Restaurants in Tucson
$$ - $$$Mexican, , Spanish
2950 N Swan Rd, Ste 131, Tucson, AZ 85712-6018
+1 520-881-1150
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“mole” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 2:00 pm Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
$$ - $$$
2950 N Swan Rd, Ste 131, Tucson, AZ 85712-6018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read the reviews on TA and decided to try out La Placita. A little tough to find since it is tucked away on the backside of the business complex. Wasn't sure it was open the night we went (Wednesday) since the parking lot seemed empty...More

Thank Southwest_Gaucho
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Food was creative and delicious. A step up from other Mexican restaurants we tried during our visit. I highly recommend the Snapper Veracruz and chips were authentic and tasty. Service was welcoming. Definitely would go again.

Thank profmart
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Best margarita ever with orange Patron, Queso Fundido with Anaheim Chile's was off the charts! Last but not least the Chile relleno with a cheese enchilada was amazing. Great ambience, great service. I can't wait to come back next year.

Thank David P
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love La Placita. Great food, friendly service, terrific central location plus I can get a very good dry vodka martini! This past week we had Guaymas shrimp and the shrimp and scallop enchiladas. Both cooked to perfection. Can't wait to go...More

Thank Tucson_ArizonaGeneK
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This Authentic Mexican Restaurant offers they typical Tex Mex selection of tacos, burritos, enchiladas etc on one side of the menu. Excellent Quality and quantity. The real treat is what I call the gourmet side of the restaurant menu. These are true Mexican dishes prepared...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This isn't a "happening" place, but the food is great and the owner and servers are friendly. It's a neighborhood restaurant with the best chips and salsa. No separate bar, but you can get drinks.

Thank dianeku
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Overall a very disappointing dining experience. The service was fine and the house margarita was ok. That's the good news. Wife had a chile relleno which had a tomatillo sauce on it. Having eaten a lot of chile rellenos this was an unusual sauce to...More

Thank jcjr2
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

My husband devoured the Guaymas shrimp...again. And he liked his Margarita. I had the shrimp and scallop enchiladas. Delicious! Excellent beans, too. I was surprised with an excellent martini. Very friendly service. Can't wait to return

Thank Tucson_ArizonaGeneK
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Authentic and unassuming with the best mole I have ever experienced. All dishes are delicious and the staff is always happy to help you decide what to order. Highly recommend!

Thank foodlover2795
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Enjoyed our weekday lunch here in this tucked-away niche in the Plaza Palomino Shopping Center with fresh, flavorful chips and salsa (little hot for our taste) and delicious margaritas. My husband and I shared "Numero Quatro" with a fish taco, a cheese enchilada and a...More

Thank 91paulkat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 19
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2950 N Swan Rd, Ste 131, Tucson, AZ 85712-6018
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-881-1150
La Placita Cafe features authentic Mexican cuisines, made with the freshest ingredients, and served in a sophisticated, yet casual, setting since 1988. Our kitchen uses canola oil exclusively; our cuisine contains no lard. In addition to all of the traditional Mexican favorites, you will find a menu replete with La Placita specialties. And you may enjoy your meal, accompanied by one of our specialty margaritas, fine wines, or liquors. Or choose from more than 25 different tequilas! Please join us for lunch or dinner.
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